Presidential Elections in Taiwan and the China Effect

In a few days, on January 16th, Taiwan will hold a direct general election for the office of president of the Republic of China (ROC). The vast majority of Taiwanese political pundits and observers from abroad fully expect the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-wen (pictured above) to win comfortably, a position supported by

By |2016-01-03T16:45:44+00:00January 3rd, 2016|Asian Studies blog|

January in Yamaguchi, Japan

Centre’s abundant study abroad opportunities provide students with unmatched possibilities to travel and study on every continent, save Antarctica (I’m not sure that this would be a particularly popular option anyway). I’d like to spotlight one of Centre’s study abroad locations: Yamaguchi Prefectural University (YPU) in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. This study abroad opportunity is somewhat different

By |2015-02-04T11:39:01+00:00February 4th, 2015|Asian Studies blog|

Off to Shanghai!

We only lost one student on our way to China — Canada had spit Joy Joy out, but he was able to rejoin us days later. Other than that, our arrival in Shanghai went rather smoothly. My mental preparation for the trip comes from my experiences last CentreTerm with Dr. Haskett, who took me to,

By |2014-09-18T17:00:55+00:00September 18th, 2014|Asian Studies blog|